Easy Chinese General Tso Chicken recipe, crispy deep-fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and spicy General Tso sauce, an easy recipe that tastes better homemade than from any restaurant or take away!
I very often make that kind of crispy Chinese chicken at home, be it sweet and sour, lemon or orange, or this General Tso, we love crispy chicken and paired with some Jasmine or Basmati rice, they make such delicious and exotic meals.
General Tso chicken is easy and quick to make:
Can I make this dish ahead?
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know how it went!
1-pound (450 g.) Chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 cup corn starch
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. cooking wine
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1/4 cup honey
5 dried red chilies
2 thinly chopped garlic cloves, to be added later
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp. water
A quart of vegetable oil for frying
2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish
Into a bowl, add all the ingredients for the sauce except the garlic, stir, set aside
Into a wok or high sided frying pan, heat up about three inches of oil
Into a medium bowl, add the chicken and all the ingredients for the batter, toss to coat with your hands, it’s really the best way, once the oil is hot enough, fry the chicken in batches until golden and crispy, set aside on a plate lined with paper towels
Into a pan, add the chopped garlic and all the ingredients for the sauce, bring to boil, add the slurry, cook one more minute, do not overcook or the sauce will thin out too much, add the chicken, toss to coat with the sauce and plate, sprinkle some sesame seeds
Serve immediately with some basmati or jasmine rice
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